At Bella Dental, we recommend many different dental treatments for various reasons. However, receiving a porcelain crown is one of the most common procedures. Almost all patients have a filling that stands out from the rest of their enamel. In the past, most crowns have been constructed with metal, amalgam or other materials. Today, we’re proud to offer Chairside Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CEREC.
How it Works
We recommend the process of CEREC because it provides patients with a pain-free, dental-grade porcelain restoration in just minutes. This process eliminates the need to schedule multiple appointments across several weeks, because it only takes the time of a standard visit.
How long will it take?
The CEREC machine takes about 15 minutes to carve your ceramic restoration from a block of dental porcelain. We’ll test the restoration to fit properly with your mouth and bite form, and the last step is to permanently bond it with your teeth. The entire process will take about the length of a regular appointment.
What’s Included in my Appointment?
During your appointment, we’ll examine your teeth to decide which method of treatment would work best for you. If a CEREC is recommended, your tooth will be cleaned and prepared, followed by an 3D optical scan. We’ll use a machine to carve your restoration out of dental ceramic and then bond it to your tooth. The finished product is a ceramic restoration that looks and feels just like the rest of your teeth, color and everything!
Any Down Time?
None at all! At the end of your appointment you’ll be able to go back to your normal day, with the enhanced look of a brighter smile.
Contact Bella Dental Today!
Contact Bella Dental today to learn more about if our CEREC procedure is right for you! Schedule your dental appointment today.